CeramicSpeed acquires U.S. test lab Friction Facts

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Ceramic Speed has bolstered its commitment to research and development with the acquisition of test lab Friction Facts.

The Colorada-based laboratory will now play a central role in developing the bearing specialists marginal gains. The lab has the ability to test for friction down to the hundredth of a watt of accuracy.

“By bringing Friction Facts into the team, CeramicSpeed expands its very own in-house development and test lab, which comes as a natural fit with our goals and mission. This acquisition not only strengthens our commitment to providing the world’s fastest bearings, chains, and drivetrain components but also supports our efforts to continuously refine high-quality products driven by data, innovation and expertise. The lab will dramatically streamline our development cycle by allowing us to test the efficiency of prototypes immediately after they are pulled from the 3D printers,” states Martin Banke, Managing Director of CeramicSpeed.

Another key element of the merger is the appointment of Jason Smith to the CeramicSpeed team, as the new Chief Technology Officer.

Founder of Friction Facts and one of the world’s leading experts on drivetrain efficiency, Smith says “I am truly excited about the future with CeramicSpeed. I look forward to bringing my knowledge of drivetrain efficiency and design to a very progressive team dedicated to creating the highest-quality and fastest performing products on the market.”

The addition of Jason Smith’s expertise is just a “step towards assembling a comprehensive team of professionals” for whom pioneering thought is a prerequisite, concluded the manufacturer.